AL KAZEEM proved no match for Sea Moon in the Great Voltigeur at York but, back over his favourite track and trip, can oblige today. Roger Charlton's three-year-old comfortably won a handicap over C&D on his penultimate outing and gets a generous weight allowance from the older horses in this. Green Destiny carries an additional penalty for his win in a Group 3 at York, which will make life tough, but Sri Putra has to be a danger as he generally keeps better company. If he can reproduce his run behind So You Think in the Eclipse he'd probably win this, though invariably runs on when it's all too late. Dangerous Midge was a revelation last year, winning the Breeders' Cup Turf on his final start. But he hasn't been seen since finishing tailed off in Dubai in March and is probably having a pipe-opener here in preparation for another trip to the States.
Green Destiny (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Dwelt held up, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead when flashed tail inside final furlong, ran on, won at York 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gs in Aug beating Tazahum (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Black Spirit (USA) 11-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Cai Shen (8-11) at Doncaster 1m 2f cond stks (2) gd.
Dangerous Midge (USA) 9-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened and beaten, last of 14, well behind Rewilding (8-12) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gd in Mar.
Halicarnassus (IRE) (9-6) 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Indian Days (9-6) at Veliefendi(TUR) 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gd.
Passion For Gold (USA) 11-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, raced center until over 6f out, raced far side, pushed along over 5f out, tailed off 4f out, last of 9, well behind Await The Dawn (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) sft in Jun.
Sri Putra 33-1 (9-7) Held up in 4th, driven to 3rd inside final 2f, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 5, 6l behind So You Think (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gd in Jul.
Sea Of Heartbreak (IRE) 5-2 (9-3) Held up in touch in 5th, smooth headway over 2f out, led inside final 2f, ridden and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Newbury 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gf in Jul beating Mirror Lake (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Al Kazeem 16-1 (8-12) Held up in 5th, outpaced over 3f out, headway over 2f out, stayed on to 3rd over 1f out, went modest 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 8l behind Sea Moon (8-12) at York 1m 4f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gs in Aug.